Author: BC Upham

  • ExxonMobil CEO Says Oil Industry “Not Well Equipped” For Deep Water Spill

    The CEO of the world’s largest publicly traded oil company told a Congressional panel last week that the oil industry is “not well equipped” to deal with deep water spills like that now ravaging the Gulf of Mexico. Rex Tillerson, an engineer who rose to the CEO chair during his 35 years at ExxonMobil, told…

  • LEED Us Not into Health Problems

    Weaknesses in the way LEED certification measures adverse health impacts of building materials gives a false impression of the safety of “environmentally friendly” buildings, according to a new study. The study, “LEED Certification: Where Energy Efficiency Collides with Human Health,” by non-profit Environment and Human Health, Inc., recommends that LEED certification be measured separately in…

  • Cape Wind Has Found a Buyer for Its Clean Power

    Cape Wind, the first offshore wind farm in the US to win regulatory approval, has found a buyer for half of the electricity it will generate, when completed. Investor-owned energy company National Grid announced a power purchase agreement with Cape Wind Associates, the project’s developers, on Friday.